I'm a total stereo noob and am looking for some advice.
I just bought a Samsung UN46B7100 and am unhappy with the sound - so I'm looking to get a basic surround sound system.
I have the following:
Sony Blue-ray player w/ digital optical out. Can output D.D,Dolby Pro-logic, DTS.
Comcast HD cable box w/digital optical out
Samsung LED TV
I believe I'd have to connect those two to a receiver/speaker to get sound, disabling the TV's sound speakers.
The viewing room is "L" shaped, with the TV in the middle of the base of the "L". Approx 11x15'.
I have hearing damage in one ear (most of the midrange hearing is gone), and the wife's hearing isn't the greatest, so high end equipment would be wasted on us even if we could afford it.
I think that a 4-speaker system (1 for each corner of the room?) would be adequate; don't know if we'd need 5-7 speakers. I don't need heavy bass; it'd probably be overkill for us. We have a toddler, so we mainly get to watch movies, etc when he's sleeping so massive bass would actually be a disadvantage, waking him up.
Though I'm sure he'd like the bass when he's older...maybe I'd best allow for some sort of subwoofer then.
I don't want to buy low end trash, but high end isn't appropriate for us. I'd like to keep it between $300-400..